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Development of Neighborhoods in Chicago - ... Not many other ethnicities lived in these areas because they were not as financially secure as the Irish had become due to all the work they had received over the years. The neighborhoods the Irish lived in now were mainly in the Near North Side. Areas like, Lincoln Park, Lake View, and Uptown Areas (Cutler, 1973, 49-54). Many others had moved more Northwest, where a small amount of Irish people still do live. However, the three most popular areas that the Irish moved to were to the south into Brighton Park, McKinley Park, and Chicago Lawn....   [tags: City Development, Ethnic Neighborhoods] 1872 words
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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis in Low-Income Neighborhoods - In cities across the United States, the ongoing foreclosure crisis has caused the rapid spread of urban blight. The proliferation of foreclosed properties has consequences far beyond the hardships encountered by families facing foreclosure. Rising crime, unstable neighborhoods, and local budget problems are but a few of the external effects created by an overabundance of foreclosed property. Dealing with such property requires a two-faceted approach by local governments that focuses on acquiring abandoned properties and then creating programs to encourage responsible homeownership....   [tags: Foreclosures, Low-Income Neighborhoods, ] 1180 words
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Subdividing Neighborhoods - Subdividing Neighborhoods Pristine manicure lawns are tightly woven in a grid like pattern nestled in the heart of a new neighborhood. The flowers are abundant in a masquerade of colors, spilling over the terracotta pots drinking in the sunlight. Sprinklers heads spray the freshly cut grass leaving an aroma that permeates the hot dry air. Brick and stucco define the facade of every house leaving a subtle hint of individuality. These imposing subdivision farms have amassed the fields where farmers use to plow....   [tags: Personal Experience ] 1578 words
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Neighborhoods and violent crime: A multilevel study of collective efficacy - Why are some neighborhoods more prone to experience violent episodes than others. What is the extent and in what sociologically measurable ways do communities contribute to the causation and prevention of crime in their neighborhoods. Are neighborhood-level predictors adequate to explain differences in violent crime rates in the respective communities. These are some of the questions addressed by this statistically intense paper published in Science 1997, by Sampson, Raudenbush and Earls. The authors analyzed data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN), dividing the communities into neighborhood clusters (NCs) based on census indicators and geographical continuity....   [tags: Crime]
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The Flight Path of Airplanes Over Neighborhoods - The Flight Path of Airplanes Over Neighborhoods The houses can’t be unbuilt, and the airports can’t be torn down.  But maybe the fences can be mended.  –Robbie Sherwood   In the past 10 years, many cities across the country have outgrown the planner’s expectations.  Unfortunately the airports that were built 20 or more years ago, have not grown with the cities.  Phoenix has tripled in size in the past 10 years.  The tripling of air traffic has not had anywhere to go.  The same two runways that have been serving the city since 1935 when the airport was built have been extremely over loaded.  It is not just happening in Phoenix, a few years ago Denver received a new airport to relieve the overflow of traffic from the older Stapelton Airport.   In Irvine California, El Toro Marine Air Base is scheduled to be closed next year, and running into opposition to be converted to civilian use.  The changes in the National Airspace System (NAS) are always happening, either in the routing of traffic or the airports on the ground....   [tags: Solutions Papers Proposal Essays]
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My Neighborhood - Where I live is one of the greatest neighborhoods in the city to live in; however it does have its draw backs. Importantly it has nearly everything a resident might want, beautiful picturesque scenery, proximity to shopping, and many of the cultural centers. Nevertheless the roads can be some of the most congested in town, and the streets are not safe to walk late at night. Fortunately, I wake every morning to the most beautiful sun lit house. I sit on my porch sipping coffee, while I drink in an atmosphere that steals my breath away....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example] 654 words
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About Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood - ... They began as an effort to promote Pilsen pride and activism in the neighborhood but since have become a commonplace. They were also displayed to show the Mexican pride the neighborhood had developed over the years. Today many artists still varnish the walls and houses of Pilsen with these beautiful and mysterious paintings. It has also become a way for the local artists to express their concerns with issues either in or around the neighborhood, such as TIFs, local issues, or even national concerns such as immigration....   [tags: Demographics / Scoiology]
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The Virtual Neighborhood and Its Social Implications - The Virtual Neighborhood and Its Social Implications My own feelings about the "virtual neighborhood" fall somewhere in between those of Jim Dewer and David Noble. I will very briefly make an attempt to sketch out some boundary lines and find myself therein. I distinguish two sides of the issue. One is the concept itself and the other is the proposed list of uses. Admittedly, the two of these are related. The Concept First of all, the "virtual neighborhood" is no real neighborhood and we need to avoid being unduly convinced by a metaphor which is just that, a metaphor, of limited use....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1131 words
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The Net Neighborhood - The Net Neighborhood “After all…I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” The above is my favorite quote from a movie. I have never really thought about my favorite movie quote until I ran into the question on the teen forums website. I thought the best online community for me to join would be one that I was interested in. I was attracted to the teen forum website which was created by the student center. I picked a message board that I knew I could participate in so that I could actively analyze the interactions between people....   [tags: Online Communities Internet Web Essays]
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It's a Neighborhood Bar - It's a Neighborhood Bar For a group project assigned in our Advanced Composition class at the University of Arizona, four of us decided to research the Morenci Mine Strike of 1983. When we left Tucson early one morning, we had no idea what to expect. The story was so muddled and had been so misconstrued with the passage of time and the fermentation of emotion, that we started to feel like Scooby Doo and his gang of amateur detectives. We even jokingly started calling my Nissan Altima the "Mystery Machine." I had read about a bar called The Refrigerated Cave in a book by Barbara Kingsolver called Holding the Line, and was interested in learning more about it, so armed with nothing but Morenci-Clifton-Safford phonebook we drove down the main highway in search of it....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1728 words
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Neighborhood Watch Program - Neighborhood Watch Program According to National Sheriffs Association, “Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and best-known crime prevention concepts in North America (2010).”When the National Sheriffs Association established the Neighborhood Watch Program in 1972, the main purpose of the program was to educate individuals about securing their homes to reduce the chances of being victimized by criminals (National Sheriffs Association, 2010). However, as time went on Neighborhood Watch Programs took on a proactive role in helping to reduce crime by encouraging individuals to collaborate with their local law enforcement agency to monitor and report suspicious activities in the community....   [tags: Crime Prevention ]
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Southside Flats: A Neighborhood Portrait - ... The highest reported crime in the neighborhood is theft. Even with nearly 600 instances, that number is a little over 7% of the total thefts in Pittsburgh. The numbers indicate that Pittsburgh as a whole is relative free from crime so while the fact that only one homicide occurred in Southside Flats during 2009, the city has a whole saw 39. Southside Flats is higher in the index crimes than its closest neighbor, Southside Slopes. The gap between the two in reported index crimes is vast. While the number of index crimes is not the highest, the number of Part II offences that occur in Southside Flats is staggering....   [tags: Municipal Issues]
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Tutoring at Grant Street Neighborhood Center - On 09/14/09 was our orientation where I was assigned to tutor kids every Monday and Wednesday at the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. Since we were late on our first day, we had only ten minutes for the orientation. Briana and Janice were in charge of the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. They explained the rules and told us that we will be tutoring kids who are nine to nineteen years of age. This kind of shocked all of us because we all thought that we will be tutoring kids, who are in the elementary and middle schools....   [tags: tutoring, volunteering, ] 1388 words
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Our Neighborhood Drawbacks - My family and I live in a private zone in Visalia which has neat streets and attractive sidewalks decorating our neighborhood. In addition, we count with a secure playground area for our kids funny. It is surrounded by a high fence and has a soft carpet under the playground to protect our kids against fall downs. Many of our residents declare that is a pleasure to take a walk around our area. Laura, a woman who lives in front our home said: “It is a delight to walk to school every morning because I can enjoy our neighborhood beauty.” In addition, we have the advantage of the splendor during any season....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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My Neighborhood-Personal Narrative - My Neighborhood-Personal Narrative I would wake up Saturday morning to birds chirping. I would get up, get dressed and go outside. The children in my neighborhood would come to my backyard, and we would play 'til our parents called us in. I remember the trees being huge, and the days so long. I didn't really know many of my neighbors. I had a handful of friends who lived in the same building, and that was it. The neighborhood itself was pretty bad. Sometimes I would wake in the middle of the night to the sound of gunshots....   [tags: Papers] 487 words
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Neighbourhood Study - ... Although the HPCT has adopted most of the Government strategies, there is no mention of the 5 a day campaign in its own policy. Nurses are in a key position to provide individual advice and support to obese patients by encouraging them to live healthier lifestyles. Internationally no health system has been able to develop or evaluate a coordinated approach to providing paediatric obesity services that are equitable or attainable. A major review will be to examine how these initiatives fit together and whether they are being effectively coordinated and evaluated....   [tags: Health ]
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Neighborhood Violence in The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors by Jim Myers - Neighborhood Violence in The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors by Jim Myers While the bodies pile up in what we call our Nation's Backyard, the rest of the country chooses to deny the facts and to remain blind to the truth. The gruesome statistics, and tales of violence in "The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors" by Jim Myers has the ability to force just about anyone into understanding the severity of the situation the residents of service area 109, also known as eastern Capitol Hill, are facing....   [tags: Papers] 835 words
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Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act (NCIPA) - ... CIPA applicants may not receive the discounts offered by the E-rate program unless they certify that they have an Internet safety policy that includes technology protection measures. The protection measures must block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors)(Federal Communications Commission, 2001). CIPA and NCIPA do not actually keep a log of all the websites that are viewed. They do not keep track of any content that is accessed on a computer, instead they just block inappropriate content from being accessible in the first place....   [tags: Internet Crime ] 1005 words
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Personal Narrative: How Society Shaped Me - Personal Narrative: How Society Shaped Me What is society and how did it help shape me into the person I am today. First, society is the state of living in organized groups of people. These organized groups of people are the ones that made me who I am today and will continue to shape me, as I grow older. My version of society is white middle class people who grow up going to catholic schools. These white middle class people are only associated with other white middle class people, and very seldom venture out of this little society....   [tags: Social Group Neighborhood Narrative Papers] 767 words
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Communtiy Policing - Communtiy Policing Community policing has emerged since the 1970s as an increasingly important strategy for controlling and preventing crime and enhancing community safety. It is both a philosophy and an organizational strategy that allows the police and the community to work closely together in creative ways to solve the problems of crime, drugs, fear of crime, physical and social disorder, neighborhood decay, and the overall quality of life in the community. Community policing is difficult to define....   [tags: Papers crime police neighborhood watch]
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Comparing The Speckled Band and Neighbourhood Watch - Comparing The Speckled Band and Neighbourhood Watch In this essay I' am going to compare & contrast two detective stories. A pre-twentieth century story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle called 'The Speckled Band' & a modern story by Colin Dexter called Neighbourhood Watch. I will describe the language, characters, social and historical context, Style, the plot, similarities and differences between the two. I will also state which I prefer & why. The Speckled Band starts off with Miss Stoner going to Sherlock Holmes's house and asking for his help....   [tags: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Colin Dexter Essays] 5055 words
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Chicago’s Public Housing - 1. The big picture: What are the broad, general dimensions of this problem or story, here in Chicago as of 2010. As of 2010, “the ghetto” has been defined as the poor areas with dense African American populations. Nowadays the word ghetto not only describes a place, but is also used as an adjective to describe an area, or type of people in general. Chicago’s ghetto is typically referring to the south side of the city. The Chicago Housing Authority which was founded in 1937 was responsible for the majority of housing available for the city’s African American population, which was quite a controversial topic....   [tags: Public Housing]
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Housing Vouchers: More Than a Housing Solution - ... Those participants receiving a voucher have 60 to 120 days to find adequate housing (Teater, 2008). Like the Section 8 programs the two primary policy goals of the HCV program are: (1) to utilize the private market to provide housing for participants while promoting neighborhoods with more economic racial diversity for respondents; and (2) to encourage mobility by giving respondents the ability to choose the neighborhood environment and type of housing of their choice (Teater, 2008). From 1976 thru 1998 underprivileged populations living in Chicago public housing received the opportunity to move to suburban locations with a low percentage of African American population through the Gautreaux Assisted Housing Program....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement - ... One factor contributing to this is the animosity towards police. African American communities have multiple reasons that contribute to their ill feelings toward the criminal justice system. Complaints from many African American communities allege that the police routinely use excessive force against members of minority populations. There are cases all over the continental United States of police killing innocent black men. This reoccurring injustice also attributes to the lack of cooperation between minority communities and the police....   [tags: Law Enforcement, racism, criminal justice system]
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal for White Americans Only - "Life is all right in America", "If you're all white in America" --- From the song "America", a well-known song from the musical West Side Story. The birth of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal opened new opportunities to Americans who had suffered through the long Great Depression. One of the new opportunities afforded to Americans were the policies that made it possible for more Americans to own their own homes. However, there was an important qualification that needed to be in place to experience the benefits of these policies: you needed to be white and middle class....   [tags: Racist Democrats Keep Down Blacks]
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An Explanation for Jobless Poverty through the Structural Hole Theory - ... Steady out-migration by more advantaged families has made it difficult for the large proportion of poor families to sustain basic neighborhood institutions or to achieve adequate levels of social organization. Middle class families provide structural resources that sustain neighborhood services such as property maintenance. Culturally middle class families act as role models for neighborhood children. Without the presence of a middle class, the children lose the cultural resources to look up to as guidance for upward social mobility....   [tags: Economy, Sociology]
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Policy Solutions for Jobless Poverty - ... Without educational success, children growing up in jobless poverty are likely to remain in jobless poverty. The inability to obtain a college degree or trade skill makes it difficult to find financially rewarding employment that could remove them from jobless poverty. Following a failed education, the child grows up to experience the negative effects jobless poverty has on family relationships and marriage. Wilson’s research in Chicago suggests that as employment prospects recede the foundation for stable relationships becoming weaker over time....   [tags: world poverty essay]
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Detroit Riots of 1967 - ... The federal government refused to back loans to anyone other than whites in strictly white neighborhoods. Urban renewal projects were also to blame for the lack of housing for many blacks. Predominately black neighborhoods were being torn down to build freeways from the cities to the suburbs. Blacks held tedious jobs while their white counterparts were getting promotions. Blacks were also losing their jobs because of plants closing, according to Thomas Sugrue, a Detroit native and Author of "Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit." This caused businesses in black neighborhoods to close which devastated the communities....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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Residential Segregation in Cincinnati - Urban social and spatial geography is largely connected with household income. In class the texts of Kaplan and Berube have been examined to demonstrate that these concepts are directly related. The Claritas Corporation has created “lifestyle clusters” that attempt to explain the division in social geography along with the occurrence of different divides within cities. The complexity theory goes along with this concept explaining that a city is a series of intricate processes and can be understood through the different elements of an urban area....   [tags: Residential Segregation] 1335 words
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Segregation: The Processes of Inclusion and Exclusion - ... (70) Whites continued to work to include themselves as a group and at the same time exclude Blacks by stating that it was a violation of their rights to have Blacks in their neighborhood. Whites modeled themselves as victims and shut down Blacks to create neighborhoods that included only one race. The way Whites established themselves as a group was through their demands for the rights to own houses in racially homogenous neighborhoods. This was made possible with the help of the New Deal housing policy, Home Owner's Loan Corporation (HOLC), and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)....   [tags: Sociology, Race, Segregation] 1553 words
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Standardized Tests - Standardized tests are very common throughout the United States. They are used to measure students’ academic performances in school. These tests vary from state to state in all grade levels. However, these tests are believed to be biased towards those students who come from higher-class neighborhoods, simply because they have more educational resources. “The absence of standards virtually guarantees stratified resources and access to knowledge, based upon income, color of skin, and the community and neighborhood in which one lives” (French, 2003)....   [tags: essays research papers] 583 words
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Theories Explaining Juvenile Crime - Theories Explaining Juvenile Crime Many theories, at both the macro and micro level, have been proposed to explain juvenile crime. Some prominent theories include Social Disorganization theory, Differential Social Organization theory, Social Control theory, and Differential Association theory. When determining which theories are more valid, the question must be explored whether people deviate because of what they learn or from how they are controlled. Mercer L. Sullivan’s book, “Getting Paid” Youth Crime and Work in the Inner City clearly suggests that the learning theories both at the macro level, Differential social organization, and micro level, Differential association theory, are the more accurate of the two types of theory....   [tags: Youth Criminal] 1605 words
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Memphis: A Rich Life for Any Budget - ... (Moore, Festivals & Events) At the end of the day after enjoying all of these experiences one will need to go home. In Memphis they will be sure to find the perfect place to call home. There are countless neighborhoods throughout Memphis and the surround suburbs; each one just as unique as the last. One such neighborhood is Cordova located on the eastern edge of Memphis. The average price of a home in this neighborhood weighs in at $146,724. There are several places for shopping, restaurants, and more....   [tags: Real Estate ]
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The Stereotype of Criminally Disposed People in Poverty - For many years, the issue of criminal disposition has been greatly associated with those who reside in poor neighborhoods. Violence may occur within low income or predominant minority communities but much good has come from neighborhoods such as these. Further, this stereotype has generated much controversy: While some believe that all poor neighborhoods are the worst, indeed not all people who come from poor neighborhoods are not criminally disposed. Because of aspiring individuals who are prosperous today; the impact of crime on some poor communities influence the others to strive to improve their community; and not only does crime come from poor neighborhoods but wealthy communities as well....   [tags: poverty, criminals, stereotypes,] 818 words
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Solutions to the Foreclosure Crisis: Refinancing - Because homeownership is central to a family’s security, well-being, and long-term asset accumulation, the foreclosure crisis must be attacked aggressively by Federal and state governments. Critics of stimulus spending argue that the worst of this crisis is over, but many trustworthy indicators suggest that foreclosure rates will not return to pre-crisis levels for several years. In order to slow foreclosure rates and begin to repair affected communities, steps must be taken both to prevent existing homeowners from facing foreclosure and to prevent lenders from issuing mortgages that are beyond the ability of the borrower to repay....   [tags: foreclosures,] 1152 words
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Urban study - Tampa’s future, something each resident of Tampa and its sprawl should care about. The Tampa Planning Commission offered a chance to residents to come up with ideas, over looked problems, and solutions to be considered and added to Tampa’s Plan. The planning Commission held five meetings that consisted of the resident “study circle” and Tampa planners together they hoped to move forward in a progressive and positive way. Session One 10-1-04 Session one was held at New Tampa Library and its topic was “How is change or the lack of change affecting our community?” I walked into the meeting and immediately I was out of place....   [tags: essays research papers] 2719 words
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The Foreclosure Crisis - Since I do not have a mortgage to foreclose, I know about it because I have heard my parents discussing it and I have seen clippings in the newspapers as well as on the television. Now the school is evoking thoughts, and I am encouraged to perform cursory research and present my best thoughts as my recommendations for solving the foreclosure crisis. Every one has been talking about the stimulus and the Obama’s plan to avert foreclosures. But it seems that the program is designed for failures. It is said that if one fails to plan, then the plan must be, to fail....   [tags: Economics] 1127 words
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Subculture of Violence Theory in Today’s Society - ... Not only did the researchers claim that violent behavior is necessary for survival in subcultures that contain a high degree of violence and deviancy, they also claimed that individuals living in these environments would be forced to carry weapons for protection and survival (Wolfgang & Ferracuti, 1967). In turn, these protective activities become symbolic of the willingness to participate in violence and the acceptance of violence within a subculture or environment (Wolfgang & Ferracuti, 1967)....   [tags: Violence ]
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How to Help the Foreclosure Crisis in the United States - As a nation, we are in the depths of a depression (or recession, as it is referred to by the media) like that we have not seen since the ‘30s. Due to shady business deals from mortgage companies and risky financial decisions from those on Wall Street, millions of people have lost their jobs, and as a result, their homes. The United States’ economic collapse helped trigger a global financial crisis, and while other countries, like Germany, appear to be emerging from their recessions (www.business.timesonline.co.uk), we are still in a huge quagmire with a 9.7% unemployment rate (www....   [tags: USA, recession, depression, foreclosure, ] 1080 words
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How To Solve The Foreclosure Crisis - How to solve the foreclosure crisis. Solving the foreclosure crisis will depend on the contribution, and reward, of many stakeholders. In one neighborhood alone, West Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area, there were almost three hundred foreclosures and short sales this year alone. This has had many ill effects: displaced residents, blighted neighborhoods, torn social structures, increased crime and further erosion of home values, all contributing to yet more foreclosures in a downwardly spiraling feedback loop....   [tags: Economics] 1578 words
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An Open Campus is a Bad Idea - Wandering kids. Bumper to bumper traffic. Drug dealing. Is this the picture drawn when local students have fifty minutes of freedom during lunch to do whatever they please. Students should not be allowed to leave their school campus during lunch. An open campus would lead to truancy, disturb local businesses and neighborhoods, and cause crime.      Truancy can occur among students if an open campus is accepted. If students have the privilege to leave school for fifty whole minutes on their own, then they have the freedom to not come back....   [tags: public school] 657 words
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Urban Enclaves of Poverty - The majority of poor people are those who experience chronic -- and even multigenerational -- poverty (Iceland, 2003). In the United States many of the chronically poor live in urban environments. These environments, characterized by high concentrations of poor high concentrations of people of color and concentrated disadvantage, have been characterized as areas of moral as well as economic failure. In this paper, I will contend that conditions in these regions serve to hold individuals in poverty and to perpetuate multigenerational poverty through diminished human capital and reduced social capital....   [tags: poverty essay]
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The City of Detroit - Slide Two: The History of Detroit · Antoine Cadillac founded the city of Detroit in the year 1701. · It was named after the Detroit River, with Detroit meaning “Strait”. · Detroit is where Henry Ford formed the automobile industry. Slide Three: 12th Street Riot: July 23 · The Detroit Riots of 1967 began when police officers carried out a raid on a drinking club in a black neighborhood located at Twelfth Street. · They were expecting to round up a few people, but instead found 82 inside. · The officers tried to arrest everyone who was at the club....   [tags: Presentation Outline] 1239 words
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Gang Violence - Gang violence has been a problem for many years, and it shows no signs of subsiding any time soon. One of the biggest challenges faced by those attempting to stem the tide of gangs in the United States is the cultural and societal factors that contribute to the continued survival and growth of gangs within communities. The most critical factor in combating gang violence is juveniles. Juveniles are important for several reasons. They are most at risk due to their position in their community. Parents in low income areas often work long hours and are not able to supervise their children as much as necessary....   [tags: Violence] 1839 words
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What Would Rockefeller Do In Modern-Day Ohio? - ... While the homes around the lower price range are not adequate investments due to the level of work needed, due to my own inspections and research, homes priced anywhere from the $20,000 range up to the $30,000 range are typically in need of cosmetic repairs, and are being sold around 50 cents on the dollar. So, homes that are being offered by banks at or around the $20,000 mark have the potential to sell anywhere from the high 40’s to mid-50’s once improvements are made. Due to further research, and a conversation with a former real estate investor, an average repair bill for each home range’s from about $5,000 to $7,000 in repairs....   [tags: Real Estate] 1727 words
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Should all handguns be legalized? - ... On the other hand, if we were to live in a poor neighborhood with a high crime rate, how would we going to be able to defend ourselves if we did not have a gun. Some would also argue that residents that live in these neighborhoods can either call the police or move out. A problem with that is there are reasons why people live in urban areas in the first place. Moving out would be a great proposition. In addition, that is much easier said than done. Also in urban areas, every single police officer cannot be at one block all the time because there are only so many officers to go patrol....   [tags: Legal Issues, Weapon, Pros, Cons] 2374 words
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Historic Preservation Districts - ... Historic preservation policy can be defined according to Robins as “the process of preserving building, structures, objects, and districts so that they retain integrity of a location (geographic area), design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association” (Robins 1995). Granted that the objects satisfy at least one of the following criteria: generally a connection with events that made significant contributions in our history, or the lives of persons significant to our past. Distinctive structures, feature a type, period, method of construction, that represent the work of a master, or a work that possess high artistic value, having the potential of being very important in regards to our historic preservation history....   [tags: American History, Policies] 1131 words
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Overview of the Youth Advocacy Program - ... What is unique and sets YAP apart from other community-based organizations is their multi-faceted service model comprised of the following five central pillars: Community Advocacy recruits and trains advocates from neighborhoods where the youth and families live, matching the youth with an advocate; Needs-led and Strength-Based Approach offers youth, family and community “identified” strengths and assets that are built into service planning; Service Planning is designed to place youth into situations that offer opportunities for them to build character, confidence, competencies and connections; their No Reject, No Eject policy and commitment to unconditional care prohibits young people and families from being terminated due to case management difficulties; Family Partnership and Empowerment allows the youth and their family members access, a voice and opportunities for ownership of their service plan; and Community Development, builds semi-formal and natural supports between communities and community organizers, enhancing their opportunities to serve as agents for change. Each of these components has been acknowledged as a “best practice” by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP, September 2005) and the US-based National Council on Crime and Delinquency (2004)....   [tags: Social Work] 1107 words
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Marion County - According to the U.S. Census Bureau as of 2009, there are approximately 6 million people who live in the state of Indiana, of which 891,000 live in Marion County. Of these 891,000 county residents, approximately 67 percent are white, 26 percent are black and 7 percent are Latino/Hispanic. Because of these figures, central Indianapolis is home to a wide variety of neighborhoods. Some of these neighborhoods have been constant in their use and appearance others have gone through gentrification or reuse....   [tags: Geography] 1135 words
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